Hi guys, I realised the other day that I hadn’t posted anything on my blog for a week or so. I guess I’ve just had a little bit of writers block. This post is something a little different, and a little less beauty focused, than what I would usually write. However, this is a subject that is very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy learning about my little tips and tricks to improve your self confidence by doing everyday tasks to take care of yourself.
Self confidence is a thing that I feel most people struggle with throughout their lives. Whether that be through the way you feel about yourself, to comparing yourself to others. It can be a shitty time, where you can feel very low. Having been there myself, and having overcome the worst of it, I thought I would compile a list of my favourite tips to do when you just aren’t feeling your best:
1. Take a bath
This is one of my all time favourite things to do when I’m feeling in a down mood. I run a huge bath filled with all sorts of bath products: bubble bath, a bath oil, a bath bomb, you name it and it’s in my bath. I make it super nice and hot, grab a glass of cold water, set up a Youtube video on my phone and spend an hour or so just dedicating a little bit of pampering time to myself. Once I come out, I always feel very pampered and it just helps chill me out a bit.
2. Do some exercise
This tip is going to be a little bit like Marmite: you’re either going to love this and completely understand where I’m coming from or you’re going to hate exercise and don’t really get it. If you are someone who is adverse to working out, feel free to skip this tip. However, I do find that if I do some form of exercise, whether it be a sweaty session at the gym or a gentle bit of yoga at home, makes me feel a little bit more satisfied.
3. Get cosy
Another favourite and commonly used one of mine is to get yourself all cosied up. I usually change my bed sheets, turn my fairy lights on, light a candle and put some comfy clothes on. Then I’ll pop on a film and make a hot chocolate and just sit and relax.
4. Take some time away from social media
I find that a lot of the time, social media can be to blame for a lot of self esteem issues. When you’re scrolling through places like Instagram, it can be very easy to look at how amazing other people look and compare them to how you look. You can forget very easily that each photo is just that person choosing themselves looking at their best, and that they don’t always look that way. I always turn my phone off, and put it to one side, just to give myself a breather and remember that, as great as the internet is, there is more to life than appearances.
5. Spend time with family and friends
One of the most effective tips is to spend time with other people. I find that this can really pull me out of even the worst mood that I’m in. Surrounding myself with the most positive people, who are great influences in my life, never fails to cheer me up. Whether that be watching a film or eating dinner with your family, to going to the pub or the cinema with friends, anything that involves chatting and laughing with people that you love should do the trick.
6. Don’t be hard on yourself
My final tip is the most important. Don’t be too hard on yourself. No matter who you are, everyone has times where they struggle. The important thing is that you don’t give up. Try these tips, or even ones you have found that work for you, and just keep pushing through. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if right now it’s just a small speck of light in the distance. You will get there.
Lots and lots of love,